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Royce Kurmelovs

02, Jul, 2022 @4:07 AM

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Political leadership will be critical to overhaul Queensland’s public sector after Coaldrake review
It remains to be seen if politicians locked in a cycle of point-scoring and conflict can summon the maturity needed for more open government

Anne Tiernan

01, Jul, 2022 @8:00 PM

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To the sea or the trees? More Australians are choosing country life
For the first time, the population of capital cities has declined, with Covid the final straw for many to move to the regions

Sophie Black

01, Jul, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Guardian Essential poll shows NSW Coalition’s primary vote falling below 40%
About 37% of respondents intend to give the Coalition their first preference vote, while Labor’s primary vote remains the same

Michael McGowan

01, Jul, 2022 @8:00 PM

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As Labor enacts its emissions reduction target, will the climate truce survive? | Katharine Murphy
War can easily resume once the honeymoon ends and Chris Bowen begins turning election promises into regulations

Katharine Murphy

01, Jul, 2022 @8:00 PM

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How two cases shocked Queensland into action on domestic violence
The horrific murders of Hannah Clarke and Doreen Langham mobilised public opinion and a drive for change, experts say

Eden Gillespie

01, Jul, 2022 @8:00 PM

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‘Better than we dared imagine’: Sydney Opera House unveils its ‘miracle’ new concert hall
After two years of renovations, a room once blighted by poor acoustics and outdated machinery can now accommodate musicians previously turned away, with a push of a button

Elissa Blake

01, Jul, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Vulnerable Australians ‘filled with dread’ over telehealth cuts
Decision to end a range of services on 30 June will lead to ‘avoidable suffering and distress’, medical practitioners say

Caitlin Cassidy

01, Jul, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Though all Australia felt the terror of Covid – this great trauma of 10,000 dead has not been shared | Brigid Delaney
The press conferences stopped. The roll call of the dead stopped. But the death didn’t stop. If anything, it accelerated

Brigid Delaney

01, Jul, 2022 @8:00 PM

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A week of Blockade Australia climate protests in Sydney tests tough new laws
Despite potential penalties of up to two years’ prison and fines of $22,000, activists say they’re focused on the bigger picture

Nino Bucci

01, Jul, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Dfat bungle delayed visas for former Afghan embassy employees at risk from Taliban
Exclusive: Freedom-of-information investigation reveals error in urgent submission to then minister Marise Payne

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

01, Jul, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Shop around, switch things off and seal the gaps: a renter’s guide to energy efficiency
For renters, who can’t make big changes such as solar installations, there are still lots of ways to reduce your energy bill and stay warm

Caitlin Cassidy

01, Jul, 2022 @8:00 PM

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